Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Project Homeless Connect

Did you know that SF CARE's own Megan Rohrer is also involved in Project Homeless Connect? She recently posted this great video about the need for another podiatrist or two to serve each month at Project Homeless Connect. It outlines both the needs and how much the services folks recieve at Project Homeless Connect can make a difference in their lives.

If you know a podiatrist who may be willing to help out, please pass this post along. Project Homeless Connect can always use more volunteers and service providers, too. If you're interested, please go here to sign up.

Monday, February 20, 2012

First United Lutheran Visits the Free Farm

Clergy Press Conference: Ash Wednesday at Wells Fargo Headquarters

Many of you have probably heard about the report out of Phil Ting’s office finding over 80% of the foreclosures carried out in San Francisco from 2009 through 2011 had at best irregularities and in some cases used illegal processes. The report's conclusion identifies the system as 'utterly broken.'

SF CARE's own Rev. Valerie McEntee is helping plan the Clergy Press Conference this Wednesday at Wells Fargo Headquarters to call on the sheriff’s department to cease enforcing foreclosures until the system can be repaired.

Media will be present and it helps our cause if we have a big turnout, so please consider coming down to 464 California Street at 10a.m. this Wednesday for this half hour action.

If you want to read the Ting report, you can find the link to it in this New York Times article:

You can RSVP on Facebook at

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Holidays Are Over But The Needs Are Still Here

Now that I’ve finally recovered from the holidays, it’s time to start blogging regularly again.

We has many eager volunteers for both Thanksgiving and for Christmas. It was such a blessing. It is rare that we have so many folks that we have to send people off to St. Anthony’s, Glide, and Tenderloin Tessie’s. But that is exactly what I found myself doing during the holidays.

The good news is that now we have plenty of service opportunities available. We can use help to provide lunches on the second or third Sunday of the month for Open Cathedral Civic Center; light meals for after Open Cathedral Mission on Thursday nights; and groups to donate food for the Open Cathedral Community Gatherings on Tuesday nights. We also have many slots open for the Friendship Banquet each Tuesday, to supply the food, to cook or to set up and serve.

We also don’t have a group to cover the fourth Saturday of this month, February 25th at the Community Dinner that Welcome hosts at Old First Presbyterian. Ideally we’d get a group to provide the food, cook, and set up and serve, but we also welcome any individuals who would like to come that day as we can also piece a crew together that way.

So if you still have some gratitude left over from Thanksgiving or a little Christmas Spirit lingering in your heart, we’d love to hear from you at (yes, it’s working again). An abundance of willing hands is as big a blessing in February as it is during the holidays.

Summary of needs:

Community Dinner:

-a group to provide food for 200 on February 25th or funds to purchase the food

-a group (often the same folks who bring the food) or individuals to help cook, set up, serve, and clean up

Friendship Banquet:

-a group willing to provide food or funds to feedabout 50 people

-a group (often the same folks who bring the food) or individuals to help cook, set up, and serve

Open Cathedral:

-a group to provide a simple lunch for 100 the second or third Sunday afternoon of any month

-a group to provide a simple meal for 50 any Thursday evening

-a group to provide a simple dinner for 30 any Tuesday evening

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Email is down

Hello all. I just wanted to give a quick post to let you all know that our email server is still having a hard time, so if you've emailed me and haven't heard back, that's why. I'm not ignoring you. You can tell because I'm writing to you here.

If you need to reach us and can't wait for email, you can always call us at 415-673-3572 extension 105

I promise I'll have a real blog post up for you at the end of the week.